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How to verify Seagate Evault Backups are Valid

You want to verify that Seagate Evault backups are in good working order.

Solution

This is done via the Evault web console.

  1. Once logged into your Evault console, select Computers.
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  2. Once in computers, it will show the last status, if checked OK the most recent backup was performed with no problems.
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  3. If you expand upon the computer, you can see the backup jobs. This shows again the Last Backup Status, when it was run, etc.
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  4. You can verify further by viewing from backups. Under Select Action on the left, mouse over and select History/Logs.
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  5. As you can see it shows the last backups in more detail. Time, Storage size, Retention, etc.
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  6. As a final step, under Select Action, select Restore to confirm backup files are recoverable. once selected you will have a window that asks what data to restore.
    Simply select the files/folders to restore, select a location (preferably alternate for a verification, don’t want to overwrite any files by mistake). The restore can take some time dependent upon your Internet Speeds, took about an hour to restore 1GB of data running on a business line getting 6Mbs down
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